Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 268 pages, 7.6 × 4.23 × 0.89 in
Published: July 1, 1950
Publisher: Signet Book
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451524934
ISBN - 13: 9780451524935
From the Publisher
View our feature on George Orwell's
Written in 1948, 1984
was George Orwell's chilling
prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone,
Orwell's narrative is timelier than ever. 1984
startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is
completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the
power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple
generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions-a
legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
About the Author
George Orwell was born Eric Hugh Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, Orwell served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. He started writing for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. Soon after he published the world-famous book, Animal Farm, which became a huge success for Orwell. It was then towards the end of his life when Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell died on January 23, 1950 in London.
From Our Editors
Satire on the possible horrors of a totalitarian regime in England in 1984.